Urban Arts

The vision of Urban Arts is to give young people the tools to enable them to make positive life choices throughout their life journey. The Urban Arts project does this by delivering a message of personal safety through lyricism – poetry through music, and introducing young people to the arts.

What we do

As part of the project young people will be able to list their own skills and knowledge, understanding how  lifestyle impacts on learning and development. Young people will plan for and achieve short-term personal development goals. Identify their own needs and wishes in different contexts, understand assertiveness skills and be able to interact with others.


Using their personal music and art influences, the project will encourage critical thinking through the exploration of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, thus encouraging increased self-confidence.





Introduction to the course content and group, identifying learning styles, musical preferences and creative interests.

Break it down

Identifying the similarities between spoken word, lyrics, poems and text book. Breaking down lyrical content they choose to listen to and gage a further understanding as well as exploring stories through a range of art forms.

Understanding Self and Others

Identifying our strengths, weaknesses, values and attributes and how this compliments our skill set and the way we interact with others.

Artist workshops

An opportunity to work with local artists who are respected for their talent, supporting and educating our young people to create their own material. This includes opportunities to learn how to play instruments, making beats, visual arts, event planning and much more.


Full day in recording studio, our young people will get the full studio experience with a copy of their own material to keep. The group will have the opportunity to take part in any aspect of the studio experience.


A time for celebration as we reflect on all that has been gained and achieved throughout the Urban Arts journey.

Funded placements

We have been awarded funding from Youth Music to deliver this programme with young people in our local community. For further information please get in touch.

Enquire about our services

Contact Us

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the services we have to offer. Creative Optimistic Visions can tailor any work to suit the needs you require. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any query, we are always happy to talk with you.

213 Walsgrave Road (Ball Hill), Coventry, CV2 4HH

024 7644 5439 / 07532 364 336



Creative Optimistic Visions

Listen here!

Below is a snap shot of some of the music our groups have written and performed as part of their Urban Arts experience. It is clear to see that our young people made the most of their experience to create a platform where they can tell their stories, be heard and help to inspire and connect with others.


This song was written and performed by our young people that have recently completed our Urban Arts Project. Our courageous group wanted to share with you an insight to their lives hoping to reach out and relate to other young people that have shared meaning with their lyrics.


This song was written and performed by one of our previous students who decided to use this opportunity to speak out for other young people that may have experienced living in foster care. We are immensely proud of all our students, this song really demonstrates the talented individuals we work with.


This song was performed by a group of young women all experiencing difficulties within their lives at the time of attending Urban Arts. Stepping stone is a beautiful piece exploring relationships, resilience and progression.

Urban Arts News

Urban Arts project funding

Urban Arts project funding

COV have been awarded funding from Youth Music to support the delivery of Urban Arts with young people living in Coventry City. As a result of the funding, we are delighted to enhance our original offer of the project by implementing the opportunity to complete an...

Success of our Urban Arts Project

In October last year, we were fortunate to receive funding from the Awards for All element of National Lottery funding. We pledged, that as part of our funding we would deliver, two Urban Arts projects in some of the most deprived areas in Coventry City. The vision of...

Urban Arts Project

We all have the right to feel safe all the time, therefore we all have the right to be educated on what it actually feels like to feel safe! This is the core value of Creative Optimistic Visions and all of the  programmes we deliver. The Urban Arts project uses the...